Sunday, January 27, 2008


Got you with that title LOL

GJ and I have been on a lucky prize streak, which is just as well considering the unlucky health streak we have been going through.

Our friends T and J started it off when they won 2 flights to Germany at the Anza ball last year. GJ then won our Bali holiday (for 2) at the Scottish Ball, I won a years membership at JICC at a bazaar and then at the Anza Christmas carols we won 7 out of the 12 or so prizes.

Other friends now want me to buy their tickets and to sit next to me at the upcoming St Patrick's Ball.

Four of the raffle prizes were for gift vouchers to be used at Sailendra restaurant at the Marriott.

I was unfaithful to my favourite, the Ritz...
Don't worry it will never happen again.......
it was very disappointing at the Marriott.

I called on my wonderful, snotty, private school education and smiled sweetly and kept my cool...which meant that I got upgraded to a much better table and got great service all night...but still had to pay through the nose.

I am sure we were just there on a bad night and we were very disappointed that a very slight ambiguity in the wording of the vouchers made it possible for the staff to deny them for dinner and insist on them being used for cakes????????

insert swearing, just a little.

I am sure the manager who signed off on the vouchers with the words "dine in only, not for Christmas Day , New Years Eve or Sunday brunch" did not mean that you could only buy a friggin cake!

And that US$80 would get you two small 7" cheesecakes........After GJ haggled we got 4 small cheesecakes......while I sat smiling sweetly on a lounge...planing a scathing blog post...

The dinner buffet was nice, just nice.
The wine was exorbitant in price.
The room was really noisy.
The room needs some major exhaust fans, oil was smoking most of the second half of the night and it was very hazy. My hair now stinks...petty and trivial but true.
The staff were very polite, attentive and friendly but refused to even consider that they misinterpreted the voucher. (It was all written in English)

It was lovely to go out just the two of us, we got all dressed up and had fun in spite of the aggravation. Although if had planed on spending so much money on dinner this is definitely not the place I would of chosen.


Anonymous said...

I think I can speak for all your fans. WE NEED MORE POSTS!!!
Especially the night life ones, they sound like so much fun. Even more pictures of daily life.
Love the blog.

Jen Jen in Jakarta, Indonesia said...

LOL, Thank you.
Flattery will get you everywhere with me!

Devi said...

*gasp* I can't believe the Marriott's Sailendra dine-in vouchers were so tricky! But well, you still had great moments rite? ;)